MrElectrician.TV began around 1999 after I saw a need for homeowners, who did their own electrical work, to have good and correct information about the projects that they were working on.  I am a licensed electrical contractor and have had to repair many things as a result of someone doing wiring without knowledge, experience, or guidance.  Some of the things that I had to repair was because a fire had started or a shock hazard became apparent.  Thank goodness no one was injured or killed.

I think the first time that I was ever on a construction site was when I was in kindergarten.  My father was an electrical contractor and would sometimes take me to work on Saturdays to give my mother a break from having to mind two small children at the same time.  At age ten I began to receive my first salary, one dollar per day (1960’s dollars).

I continued to work on Saturdays and during the summers with my father.  He took the time to show me how to do everything correctly.  I also learned a lot about the business of electrical contracting.  I earned my first electrical contracting license in my late 20’s.

I moved to California and after several years was able to get my C10 electrical contractors license there.  While on the west coast I gravitated towards the motion picture and television industry and received a lot of electrical work from people who worked in front of, and behind the camera.  My spouse du jour would jokingly call me “The Electrician to The Stars”.

Currently I am in New Jersey winding down a very long and prosperous electrical career.  I am sharing my knowledge and photos of electrical work on MrElectrician.TV in the hope that it will help someone do electrical work correctly and safely.

My Credentials:

Licensed Electrical Contractor in New Jersey (Active).

Licensed C10 Electrical Contractor in California (Inactive).

30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training.

10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training.

US Federal EPA Lead Renovators License.

US Federal EPA Lead Dust Wipe Technician License (Expired).

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

I was a winner in EC&M Magazine’s “What’s Wrong Here” contest.  June 2009 issue.  I received a great set of Ideal insulated hand tools as a prize.


Thank you for visiting MrElectrician.TV,

John Grabowski